All the Stars in the Heavens

  • by Adriana Trigiani
  • Narrated by Blair Brown
  • 14 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Adriana Trigiani, the New York Times best-selling author of the blockbuster epic The Shoemaker's Wife, returns with her biggest and boldest novel yet, a hypnotic tale based on a true story and filled with her signature elements: family ties, artistry, romance, and adventure. Born in the golden age of Hollywood, All the Stars in Heaven captures the luster, drama, power, and secrets that could only thrive in the studio system - viewed through the lives of an unforgettable cast of players creating magic on the screen and behind the scenes.
In this spectacular saga as radiant, thrilling, and beguiling as Hollywood itself, Adriana Trigiani takes us back to Tinsel Town's golden age - an era as brutal as it was resplendent - and into the complex and glamorous world of a young actress hungry for fame and success. With meticulous, beautiful detail, Trigiani paints a rich, historical landscape of 1930s Los Angeles, where European and American artisans flocked to pursue the ultimate dream: to tell stories on the silver screen.
The movie business is booming in 1935 when 21-year-old Loretta Young meets 34-four-year-old Clark Gable on the set of The Call of the Wild. Though he's already married, Gable falls for the stunning and vivacious young actress instantly.
Far from the glittering lights of Hollywood, Sister Alda Ducci has been forced to leave her convent and begin a new journey that leads her to Loretta. Becoming Miss Young's secretary, the innocent and pious young Alda must navigate the wild terrain of Hollywood with fierce determination and a moral code that derives from her Italian roots. Over the course of decades, she and Loretta encounter scandal and adventure, choose love and passion, and forge an enduring bond of love and loyalty that will be put to the test when they eventually face the greatest obstacle of their lives.


What the Critics Say

"Blair Brown's acting talents are brought center stage in her performance of this fictionalized account of the relationship between Loretta Young and Clark Gable.... Underlying Brown's animated narration is a subtle emotional tension, and the layered performance highlights the laughter and tears, loves and disappointments in Loretta's and Alda's lives." (AudioFile)


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Customer Reviews

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Not many stars for this one

Well written and a great narration and that is where my compliments end. I love Adriana and if you are looking for her usual type book this is not for you.
It was a semi- biography semi-fiction book about Loretta Young and Clark Gable's love affair and secret daughter- taken from many other books.She probably did quite a bit of research to write this book. I kept looking at my device wondering when the story was going to end. It seemed to keep plodding along forever. I am sorry I wasted my time on this when there are so many good books out there. However, it wasn't horrible - kind of like listening to pop songs on the radio. If you love old Hollywood stories then you will probably enjoy this.
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- Taryn "Addicted to Audible!"


I love Adriana Trigiani's books.
I think I understand writing a novel about Loretta Young - it's an interesting historical novel, a sort of biography - but it doesn't have the captivation of all her other novels. I missed the compelling charm of her story...
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- Nancy W "rebuilding peace"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-13-2015
  • Publisher: HarperAudio